If you were to say to a Nintendo fan 10 years ago that Mario, Luigi, and Peach were going to appear in a video game alongside a cast of crazy ‘Rabbids’ wielding arm cannons and weapons, they’d probably tell you to be quiet and laugh in your face. Times have certainly changed and with the arrival of the brilliant Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on Nintendo Switch, we could see more crossovers in the future.
Although Nintendo are (quite rightly) protective over their Intellectual Property, David Soliani from Ubisoft, who’s the creative director for Mario + Rabbids, talks about proposing new ideas to Nintendo:
“Every time you are proposing something crazy to Nintendo, they are quite open-minded, but you need a good justification and a good logic to create something in the Mario universe,” he explained.
Hopefully, with the great reception Mario + Rabbids is receiving and with Nintendo’s open mindedness, we will get to experience more crossover titles in the future.
You can see the full interview with Soliani here.